by Samantha OberholzerFriday, December 04, 2009The Residence Hall Association (RHA), including a representative from the National Residence Hall Honorary, unanimously approved the proposal for gender-inclusive housing Thursday.The next step for the proposal is for it to be approved by Associated Students clubs, such as the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Alliance (LGBTA). Then it will move onto the Residential Advisory Council.The student-generated proposal defines gender-inclusive housing as “rooms where people of any sex or gender can room together.”It provides on-campus housing options for transgender students, LGBTA students, intersex students who do not identify as female or male, siblings of different genders and students who may feel more comfortable living with a roommate of a different gender.“The main goal is to really fulfill a need that’s not being met by University Housing,” Western sophomore Iris Maute-Gibson said. “We’re trying to pass the idea, not the logistics.”....
Friday, December 4, 2009
Posted by De Sube at 12/04/2009 10:31:00 AM